Fossil Hunting with Zan McQuade
I’m with Zan and grew up grazing around creekbeds for fossils (and arrowheads if we were really lucky.) This video captures that joy through an adult lens of continued learning.
Nick Cave on Charlie Watts
And three other related questions. A dense, concise and lovely reply. / via Daring Fireball
False Knees Clear Skies
A thought in four panels
Cats and Domino
Recommended viewing to lift the spirit.
An interview with Frank Oz
There’s some heaviness in this conversation with puppeteer and director Frank Oz, but I wish it was three times longer. And Stepford Wives wasn’t that bad of a movie.
There were murmurs that new ABBA music would be coming for some time, but now that it’s just days away? Yeah, I’m giddy.
Season, a game about capturing that fleeting moment
Explore the world through the eye of a young woman recording the last moments of different cultures before they’re washed away. / via @colly
Dancing to improve health
I first caught Peng Xiaoying and Fan Deduo while I had TikTok installed and their movements made me happy. I’m glad I followed the comments to seek out more of their story.
How to cut all the cheeses
Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby illustrates the best way to cut, serve and store all the cheeses. #aspirational-work-title
“I didn’t want to take anything experimental.” the dying patient said, though earlier he’d started taking hydroxychloroquine he had found on the internet.
The story of Playdate
Podcast with Panic as they discuss how they came to make the Playdate with Teenage Engineering (now available for pre-sale!).
Languages of the World
7,102 languages represented in this infographic by Alberto Lucas Lopez. / via Caterina Fake
Tatsuya Tanaka’s Miniature Calendar
Scenes created with alternative items to recreate everyday things. Smile inducing. / via Yewknee
A Dream Water Park
Made by two men (and one cameraman) in 278 days. A mesmerizing 18 minutes. / via Yewknee
Beer with a removable guitar pick and cans that illustrate chords. Neato. / via UnderConsideration
What is Queer Typography?
An excellent looking small batch Risograph zine supporting the Queer.Archive.Work organization. / / via & by @soulellis
Crowded National Parks
I’m glad the parks are getting visitors, but maybe we need more of them… (The photos and videos for this article illustrate the overcrowding quite well.)
Black is beautiful
Brooklyn-born black photographer Kwame Brathwaite inspired new viewpoints, visual language and a movement to celebrate black lives in the 60’s / via Creative Mornings newsletter
9 panels about growing by Grant Snider / via my friend Shannon
Opera + a rock quarry
I’ve kept this post from Kottke alive at the end of my RSS reader for 2 weeks because I didn’t want it to go away, so I’m saving it here.
A modern studio by Harrison Design
Seating, a desk, books and a bathroom. Dreamy.
Throw your lego down and scan it with this app and it will give you step by step instructions to build new things. Haven’t tried this, but it sounds far out. / via ProductHunt
What do Americans eat at the beach?
Photos by Jenna Schoenefeld really make this piece come to life. I would love to see the same exploration for different beaches around the states and globe. / via tmn
The evolution of the Pride flag
It’s starting to get so busy that a rethink is in order, but the concept of evolving a symbol to serve greater understanding is solid.
Northern Lights wake up call
This aurora borealis has been on my bucketlist since I can remember. This seems like a valuable hotel resource to have on hand.
Floating in space
A lovely animation of an astronaut swimming through stars
Dancing to Sirens
I asked about the song playing and Erik said it was the same musician that did the Xanadu cover linked earlier. Here’s a story about his new song – “a tribute to a time that is […]
Stewardship of global collective behavior
“Addressing the harm wrought by dramatically restructuring human communication of the span of a decade, with no aim other than selling ads.” Of all the challenges we face? This one is so very important to address.
What a Wonderful World
Started the morning with my heart out to this man playing guitar for his captive audience, a dog named Maple who recently passed.
Miko Marks & the Resurrectors
Erik introduced me to these musicians driving up to the mountain – blues and a hint of gospel and country that blend so wonderfully. This live recording was posted to honor the fight for freedom.